The reconyx and cuddeback are pretty pricey. My dad has owned numerous cuddeback, and had problems with all of them. I've got a primos truth35 (about 75$) and was blown away by the battery life. Over 2000 pics on one set of batteries, with 1200 of them in a 3 week period of a cold Minnesota winter. We're talking night temps from 0-20 below. That's with standard nicad batteries. An added bonus is they're easy to use.